Looking for Signs
- Thursday, 02 June 2011
"If you spend your life looking for signs, you will miss out on dancing with the miracles that surround you. There is no more time to wait for signs...you're alive, just dance." Jennifer Hough
I had quite the “aha” moment in the ocean a month ago in Bimini. It was my first day, I was alone and feeling sad. I picked myself up and went to the ocean, to swim and play with some fish and water. I got in at a place that I knew doesn't usually have a tonne of coral or fish, but it's still pretty and there is still lots of life there. At first I just wanted validation that everything was going to be okay with me, and all of a sudden a beautiful school of "arrow" fish (that's what I call 'em, because the lines on them point forward) came by and these fish seemed to be quite friendly and stayed close. Suddenly I didn't feel so alone.
Your flow: I realized very quickly that if I spent my time looking for signs and validation, that I would miss out on the beautiful blossoming miracle. I don't know if the fish came up with the idea, or I did, but all of a sudden I felt that they were gonna show me that we were in 'communication.' So I asked them to bring me to something amazing, that I could not deny because it was soooooo extra-ordinary and they 'pointed' at something alright, as we took a sharp left as soon as I asked.
They pointed directly to a school of thousands of bat efish right in front of my face, who swam all around me in a donut as my "pointer" friends swam away. Thanks friends.
Let Go of the Oars: We are alive. Do we really need to keep getting proof of our blessed nature? We are part of life and nature, seeing if we can trust life, is really seeing if we can trust ourselves. We didn't come here to look for a sign, we came here dance with all that life is offering us. One person's sign is another's experience in the adventure in wonderland.